Jesus said in Matt 28:28 “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” The Sovereign Grace Emerging Nations team strives to follow this command through the establishment of healthy gospel centred churches throughout the world. And what joy and privilege to know that Jesus, the One with all authority in heaven and on earth, is with us as we embark on this task. There is then no more effective means than to humbly ask our glorious Saviour and Shepherd to sustain and empower us in this task as the team embarks on the various initiatives around the world in the month of October. We invite you to pray along with us!
Please pray for a team of 10 gathered from the three SG churches in Texas who will be going to Nepal to conduct two pastors conference in remote areas of Nepal. The team will be split into two sub-teams, one headed by Billy Raies (Senior Pastor of Sovereign Grace Church Midlands Texas) and Leroy Kim (Grace Church Frisco Texas), and the other to be headed by Allen Dicharry (Executive Pastor of Sovereign Grace Church Midlands Texas) and Aaron Mayfield (Redemption Hill - Round Rock Texas). They are expecting between 80-100 pastors who will be travelling down the mountains to attend these conferences. Please pray for protection whilst travelling, the unreached people groups the local pastors are reaching out to, for Billy, Leroy, Allen and Aaron to teach and preach with clarity and passion, and for the others in the team not formally teaching to share their lives with the pastors so they can see the seven shared values lived out. Pray that the team’s love, witness and outreach would leave a lasting impact on the pastors and all they come in contact with.
Please pray for Joselo Mercado, Lead Pastor of Iglesia Gracia Soberana in Gaithersburg, as he heads to both Quito, Ecuador and Bogota, Columbia to speak at the conventions of CLC, as well as different churches in both countries whilst he is there. CLC is a christian literature distribution in South America and the biggest partner of Lifeway Publishing in the region. They have invited Joselo to talk about his book on marriage. Please pray that the gospel will be clearly presented and that people can see how the Gospel is a need for the believer everyday life.
Please pray for Joselo (as above) and Jared Mellinger, Senior Pastor of Covenant Fellowship Church in Pennsylvania as they head to Puerto Rico to speak at a Sovereign Grace sponsored workshop about preaching with passion. The influence of reform doctrine has developed deep preaching, but often lacking in passion. The workshop hopes to encourage preachers to continue pursuing deep preaching, but to allow the depth of the knowledge of the Gospel to affect their hearts as they preach. They are expecting over 125 pastors and leaders.
Please pray for Joselo (as above) as he and his son Joey heads to Quertaro Mexico early November for a Lifeway sponsored conference on discipleship. They are expecting over 2,500 people. Joselo will be preaching along side Miguel Nuñez, and a few other very well respected pastors in Latin America. Joselo will preach on marriage, discipleship and evangelism. After that, Josleo will visit a fellow SGC church in Silao Mexico where he will teach a marriage conference, as well as preach in their Sunday service. Pray for much fruit at the conference and for Pastor Manolo Quintal of Silao to be encouraged by his visit.